InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Construction of a Field Test Bridge for Evaluating Deck Design Details

The objective of this project is to construct a timber bridge with one of the developed and laboratory-tested design details.

This work will consist of constructing and evaluating a glued-laminated timber bridge in Delaware County, Iowa.

This work will likely result in the development of standard design details for panel decks. The benefactors of this work will be bridge owners and designers, who should be more interested in using timber when they see the enhanced durability characteristics of the improved design.